There are many famous names in Hollywood, and one I feel that nearly everyone knows is Brad Pitt. From some of his biggest hits, like the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, to action thrillers such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith (now becoming a series), Pitt has done some amazing work and will only continue to do so in the future.
But, what exactly does this big-time Hollywood star have coming up? In terms of 2021 movies, it seems he’ll be sitting this year out. However, for the upcoming 2022 movies, keep an eye out for this star. This is everything that Brad Pitt has coming up right now, from Bullet Train to Babylon.
Bullet Train (2022) (August 5, 2022)
In our first stop on this list, we take a look at Bullet Train. In this film, based on the book Maria Beetle, which was released in 2010, we are going to be following the story of five assassins who are all going to find themselves on a Japanese bullet train, and realize that each of their assignments is actually connected somehow.
Brad Pitt will be starring in this film, alongside a star-studded cast. Deadline notes that The Kissing Booth star Joey King will be starring opposite him in Bullet Train, further expanding her resume of genres she can tackle.
Deadline also reported that Sandra Bullock has signed onto Bullet Train, marking the first time the two Academy-Award-winners would work together on a film. The outlet also said that Avengers: Age of Ultron star Aaron Taylor Johnson, Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry, Shirley star Logan Lerman, and several others were also set to star in the film.
Another big-time star that is also set to join Bullet Train, according to Deadline, is actually recording artist Bad Bunny, in an unknown role.
With a cast like this, Bullet Train is already looking like it’s going to be a big hit when it releases, with the film now currently in post-production. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bullet Train will be releasing on August 5, 2022, so we’ll be keeping an eye out for this big, star-studded movie when it hits theaters. If only a trailer could drop soon.
Babylon (Christmas 2022)
Moving on, we take a look at the next film Brad Pitt has coming up, titled Babylon. This 1920’s Hollywood drama starring Brad Pitt will be directed by Damien Chazelle, known for his work with the award-winning La La Land cast and on Whiplash. Babylon will be set during the transition in Hollywood from silent films to talkies, and explores the rise and fall of multiple characters, described as almost being “The Great Gatsby on steroids.”
Alongside Brad Pitt will be Margot Robbie and several other major stars. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jean Smart, currently Emmy-nominated for her role in the HBO Max comedy, Hacks, has joined the cast. Another THR story notes that Saturday Night Live star Chloe Fineman and The Goldbergs’ Jeff Garlin have both signed on to take part in the big cast.
But, that’s not all. Deadline says that Max Minghella, from The Handmaid’s Tale, Samara Weaving from Guns Akimbo, and even Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer, Flea, are going to have parts in the upcoming film from Damien Chazelle.
And yet, even with all that news, there are still other people who are joining Brad Pitt in this film, but one of the biggest names is Tobey Maguire. According to Movie Web, this will actually be Maguire’s first on-screen role since 2014, so it will be exciting to see both him and Brad Pitt working in the same film together.
The film is going to be rated R, as well, so don’t expect this to be some fairytale about this transitional time in Hollywood. The movie is planning to release on Christmas Day in 2022, with a wide release in theaters on Jan. 6, 2023.
Films Brad Pitt Is Producing
While Brad Pitt paved his way in Hollywood as an actor, he's also known for producing some amazing films, as well. Some of the bigger movies that he has produced were the political biography, Vice, the Martin Scorsese film, The Departed, the historical film, 12 Years a Slave, and several others. So, it's not a surprise that Pitt has plenty of new projects coming up that he is producing.
Coming up first, we have Blonde, a Netflix film starring Ana de Armas, according to Deadline. After this, Brad Pitt is producing a movie titled She Said, which will cover the story of the two reporters who uncover the truth about Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct, according to Woman's Health. Pitt is also set to produce Wrong Answer, a film directed by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler about a standardized test cheating scandal.
Brad Pitt is also set to produce Americanah, an upcoming HBO Max limited series that will be an adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, according to Indiewire.
With someone like Brad Pitt doing all these films, it’s no surprise that he has kept himself busy. I, for one, can’t wait until Babylon releases.
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